Category: POLICY

[PUBLICATION] Policy Paper on South Korea’s Pathways toward a CBDC published by Korea Economic Institute (KEI)

My policy paper, ‘South Korea’s Critical Moment in Digital Currency Policymaking: Between Regulating Cryptocurrencies and Launching a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)’ has just been published by the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) in Washington, DC. Click on the right to read. This is my ongoing effort on addressing regulating digital currencies in global finance, following […]

[DOSSIER] Contribution on Semiconductors to Italian think-tank ISPI (Instituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale) published

My latest contribution on semiconductors in global manufacturing has been published in an edited dossier by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, or ISPI (Instituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale), an Italian think-tank in Milan, Italy and a partner of the G20 Summit hosted by the Italian government in 2021. June Park. ‘Why […]

[EXPERT PANEL] Webinar on ‘Decoupling from China? Managing reputational and compliance risks in global supply chains’ with Aperio Intelligence

On June 16, 2021, I will speak on an expert panel on the geopolitics and the risk management arising from decoupling from China. I will be offering analysis from the broader context of tech decoupling and its limitations. Please RSVP at the link below to attend. Webinar: Decoupling from China? Managing reputational and compliance risks in […]

[FELLOWSHIP] Selected as inaugural Salzburg Global Seminar-Korea Foundation Fellow

I have been selected as one of the inaugural Salzburg Global Seminar-Korea Foundation Fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year (May 2021-May 2022). I will work closely with Dr. Charles Ehrlich of Salzburg Global Seminar and will conduct a capstone project, ‘Post-Pandemic Conflicts in Data Governance and Technology: The Varieties of Data Protection Regulations in the EU, South Korea, […]

[REPORT & 2,000 TREES] Expert Participation in ‘Perception of the Planned EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in the Asia Pacific’ by Konrad Adenauer Foundation

At the end of 2020, I participated in an expert survey conducted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, called ‘Perception of the Planned EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in the Asia Pacific’. Set to be proposed by the EU Parliament in June 2021 for implementation from 2022, there are questions that may arise in addition to […]

[PODCAST] South Korea’s AI in COVID-19 with ‘East Asia Hotspots,’ East Asia National Resource Center at George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs

On October 30, 2020, I will be recording a podcast episode with Richard Haddock of the podcast, ‘East Asia Hotspots’ at the East Asia National Resource Center at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, where I currently serve as East Asia Voice Initiative (EAVI) fellow. We will cover South Korea’s […]

[ONLINE PANEL] Asia Briefing LIVE 2020 with Asia Society Australia and Bloomberg – Middle Power Pivot

Please join me this Thursday, October 15, 2020, for Asia Briefing LIVE 2020, where I will speak on #geopolitics, #geoeconomics, #UnitedStates, #China, and #SouthKorea at a 50-minute panel session on the Middle Power Pivot (1:00 PM – 1:50 PM AEDT). Asia Briefing LIVE sessions by Asia Society Australia are presented in partnership with Bloomberg, and […]

[POLICY BRIEF] ‘Tracking COVID-19 in the Age of AI and Tech Wars’ published by the East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center in Washington has published my latest policy brief, ‘Tracking COVID-19 in the Age of AI and Tech Wars,’ as a trailer to my live-streamed presentation on July 17, 2020. For those who have missed the live-streamed presentation, check the EWCW YouTube channel this week.  

[REPORT & 1,500 TREES] Expert Participation in ‘The US-China trade conflict and its impacts to the energy security in Asia Pacific’ by Konrad Adenauer Foundation

At the end of 2019, I participated in a study called ‘The US-China trade conflict and its impacts to the energy security in Asia Pacific’ for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, conducted by the global consulting firm GlobeScan. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the publication of the report was delayed, but it is now available online. The […]

[REPORT] Finalizing energy policy consultancy for the American University of Beirut (AUB)

After leaving GMUK, I sought to take time off teaching and focus solely on research – my own writings as well as commissioned consulting projects.  Most recently, I remotely served as a consultant for the Energy Policy and Security Program of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of […]